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    Sale 7614

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT MIRROR

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT MIRROR
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The oval plate with beaded surround, the frame elaborately carved with dancing putti on a pierced vine clad cresting, centred to the base by an infant Pan flanked by musical attributes, with partially effaced indistinct signature to the lower-right
    38 x 27 in. (96.5 x 68.5 cm.)


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    This mirror relates to the work of the sculptor Valentino Besarel (1829-1902) who was awarded a gold medal at the 1878 Paris Universelle Exposition and made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. A comparable mirror (illustrated) was shown at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.

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